Metabolomics and Small Molecule Analysis Facility


Overview of Services

Metabolic Function: The core offers targeted an non-targeted methods using liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry systems to perform metabolic phenotyping of amino acids, free fatty acids, sphingolipid ceramides, lipoprotein ceramides, fatty acylcarnitines, phospholipids, and diacyglycerols.

Mitochondrial Phenotyping: The core provides support for mitochondrial phenotyping including purification of mitochondria and analysis of size and internal complexity, metabolic assays of respiration on tissue slices or cells using Seahorse assays, and other activities  


John Hollander Ph.D.

Professor and Graduate Director, Exercise Physiology
Sr. Asst. Dean for Research and Graduate Education, Human Performance
Director, Mitochondria, Metabolism & Bioenergetics
West Virginia University School of Medicine
304 293-3683


Jim Simpkins Ph.D.


The Highland Chair of Stroke Neurology

Director, Center for Basic and Translational Stroke



Terence J. McManus, Ph.D.

Analytical Chemist and Mass Spectroscopist
Director of the Metabolomics and Small Molecule Analysis Facility
Lab Room 2033
Office 2029
Phone: 304-293-0494



Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

9 AM - 5 PM

Mass spectrometry: Rm 2033 Health Sciences Center North           

Mitochondria Phenotyping: Rm  3xxx Health Sciences Center North

Links and Resources

  1. Nexera UC - Supercritical Fluid Extraction/Chromatograph System
  2. QTRAP® 5500 LC-MS/MS System


Name Role Phone Email Location
Terry McManus Ph.D.
Research Associate - Metabolomics and Small Molecules
2033 HSC-N & 2029 HSC-N

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